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Brain Storm: After brain surgery to remove a benign tumor, TV host and journalist Maria Menounos makes her health a priority.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(6):24-29, December/January 2017.

After brain surgery to remove a benign tumor, TV host and journalist Maria Menounos makes her health a priority

Protect Your Brain for Life: Follow these expert strategies to guard against injury and cognitive decline throughout your life.

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 13(1):38-47, February/March 2017.

Follow these smart strategies to guard against injury and cognitive decline throughout your life.

Weight Watch: Some disorders or medications can cause weight loss while others pile on the pounds. Here's how to chart a middle course or adapt to the new you.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(6):30-33, December/January 2017.

Some disorders or medications cause weight loss while others pile on the pounds. Here's how to chart a middle course or adapt to the new you.

Begin Again: Reclaiming life after years of caregiving is a gradual, up-and-down process. These expert tips can help ease the transition.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 13(6):16-18, December/January 2017.

Reclaiming life after caregiving is a gradual process. Our expert advice can help ease the transition.

Playing Against Type: As a black woman with young-onset Parkinson's disease, actress Victoria Dillard felt invisible. Thanks to her creative powers, she's being seen and heard...

King, Andrea

Neurology Now. 13(6):34-37, December/January 2017.

As a black woman with young-onset Parkinson's disease, actress Victoria Dillard often felt invisible. Thanks to her creative powers, she's being seen and heard more often.

Parkinson's on the ROPES: Exercise programs incorporating boxing skills may help manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Here's how they work.

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 13(5):38-41, October/November 2017.

Exercise programs that incorporate boxing skills may help alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Care Costs: Caring for someone with a progressive neurologic disease can be financially challenging. These expert tips can help protect you and your loved one.

Kunkle, Fredrick

Neurology Now. 13(4):12-15, August/September 2017.

Caring for someone with a progressive neurologic disease can strain finances. Protect yourself with these expert tips.

Diving Lessons: Actress Brooke Burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. Now she's a passionate advocate for those with spinal cord injuries.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 11(3):16-23, June/July 2015.

Actress Brooke Burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. Now she's a passionate advocate for people with spinal cord injuries.

Backup Plans: Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Here's how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now. 13(5):20-23, October/November 2017.

Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of children and teens?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 10(3):32-36, June/July 2014.

How do video games affect the developing brain? Researchers and gamers discuss the addictive qualities of video games and how they may alter the structure of young brains—often, for worse. Neurologists also provide tips and warning signs for parents to reduce their child's risk for video game addiction.

Unforgettable: B. Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease three years ago. Since then, she and her husband, Dan Gasby, have educated others about how the...

Ellin, Abby

Neurology Now. 13(5):24-27, October/November 2017.

B. Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 62. Since then, she and her husband have educated others about the impact the disease has on women and minorities.

Five Questions to Ask Your Neurologist

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(3):20-26, June-July 2013.

What does my diagnosis mean over the long term? Should I get a second opinion? Orly Avitzur, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, explains these and other important questions.

The Story of CJ: Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson aren't content to be just great parents to their autistic son—they're also using their celebrity to show other...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 13(4):16-21, August/September 2017.

Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson aren't content to be just great parents to their autistic son—they're also using their celebrity to show other parents the way.

You Ask. We Answer: What is the difference between coma, minimally conscious state, persistent vegetative state, and brain death?

Kelly, James P

Neurology Now. 13(6):19, December/January 2017.

What's the difference between coma, minimally conscious state, persistent vegetative state, and brain death?

Holiday Gifts: Grief and loss may dampen celebrations after a neurologic diagnosis, but people who've been there say they experience joy and humor, too. Here's how to remain open...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(6):38-42, December/January 2015.

Grief and loss may dampen celebrations after a neurologic diagnosis, but there can still be joy and humor. Learn how to remain open to all of it.

Take a Stand: A neurologic disorder known as POTS causes dizziness and fainting—and frustration, due to lack of awareness and inadequate treatment.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 11(1):44-47, February/March 2015.

Why POTS, a neurologic disorder that causes dizziness and fainting, is confounding to diagnose and treat.

The Promise of Sleep: Adequate shut-eye is good for your brain. Our experts explain why and how to get the amount you need.

Levine, Hallie

Neurology Now. 13(1):22-33, February/March 2017.

Adequate shut-eye is good for your brain. Find out why and how to get the amount you need.

Drink to your Health: A daily glass of wine or bottle of beer may protect against stroke, Parkinson's disease, and cognitive decline, research suggests.

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 12(1):19, February/March 2016.

Neurology News: A daily glass of red wine may promote brain health.

Letting Go: After managing her son's epilepsy for 12 years, the author finds it hard to give him his independence.

Cornell, Amy L.

Neurology Now. 13(5):56, October/November 2017.

After managing her son's epilepsy for so many years, one mother finds it hard to let go.

Self-Diagnose Successfully: Patients sometimes understand their baffling conditions better than their physicians. Learn how to build a convincing case and work with your doctor to ...

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 12(5):16-20, October/November 2016.

People with rare or baffling conditions offer tips on how to do your own research and work with doctors to find answers.

The Brain Needs Blood: Vascular cognitive impairment, one of the most common forms of dementia, may be preventable.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 9(1):27-30, February-March 2013.

Often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is one of the most common forms of cognitive impairment and dementia. The good news? VCI may be preventable. Learn how VCI is diagnosed and treated, what research is in the works, and how VCI might be prevented.

Making it Personal: Precision medicine may lead to important breakthroughs in treatments for neurologic disorders—as long as concerns about privacy and data sharing are addressed.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 13(3):46-49, June/July 2017.

Precision medicine may lead to important breakthroughs in treatments for neurologic disorders—as long as concerns about privacy and data sharing are addressed.

Juggling on the Hill: Stacy Barton is chief of staff to a congressman. She also has multiple sclerosis and a daughter who is autistic. She says doing right by Chabot's...

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(5):8-9, October/November 2017.

This Way In: A congressman's chief of staff explains how her highpowered job affects her ability to manage multiple sclerosis.

Jesse's World: Ten years after their son died from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, actors Chris and Marianne Cooper continue to fight for the education rights of kids with...

Carr, Coeli

Neurology Now. 11(6):28-33, December/January 2015.

Ten years after the death of their son, actors Marianne and Chris Cooper continue to advocate for the education rights of children with disabilities.

Stimulating the Brain: Researchers are studying the use of deep brain stimulation to treat Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and depression, among other disorders. Here's a look at the ...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(5):42-45, October/November 2017.

Researchers are testing deep brain stimulation for disorders other than tremor and Parkinson's disease.

Epilepsy Evolution: As researchers focus on finding the causes of epilepsy, they are uncovering clues that point to better treatments to control or prevent seizures.

Bronson, Barbara; Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(5):50-53, October/November 2017.

Researchers hope that finding the causes of epilepsy will lead to better control or prevention of seizures.

Escaping Pain: Diagnosis of nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief.

Samuels, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 10(5):54-56, October/November 2014.

Diagnosing nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief from pain.

Managing Myasthenia Gravis: This once grim disease is now fully treatable—and patients may even experience a complete resolution of some, if not all, symptoms.

Howard, Beth

Neurology Now. 13(4):32-35, August/September 2017.

Various treatment options allow patients with myasthenia gravis the opportunity to live a normal life.

Balancing Act: Unsteadiness is a common symptom of many neurologic conditions, causing falls and injuries. These strategies can help boost your balance—and your brain health.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 12(3):30-33, June/July 2016.

Unsteadiness is a common symptom of many neurologic conditions, causing falls and injuries. These strategies can help boost your balance—and your brain health.

Beyond Tired: Is chronic fatigue syndrome a real medical condition? Yes, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine, which urges physicians to treat it accordingly.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 11(5):60-63, October/November 2015.

The Institute of Medicine identifies specific diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Eat to Beat Seizures: The high-fat ketogenic diet can help stop seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy. Doctors and dietitians explain how it works and how it is implemented.

Carr, Coeli

Neurology Now. 11(5):18-29, October/November 2015.

How the ketogenic diet can help stop seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy.

Having His Say: Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. Now that surgery has restored his voice, he speaks up for others with...

Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(4):26-29, August/September 2016.

Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. After surgery restored his voice, he began speaking up for others with the disorder.

Stem Cell Reality: Desperate patients are vulnerable to the promise of stem cell therapy—most of it unproven. Protect your health—and your wallet—with these facts.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(6):50-53, December/January 2016.

The promise of stem cell therapy is tantalizing but unproven. We separate the hope from the hype.

Dementia 101: Not all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Knowing the difference affects planning, management, and prognosis. Our primer breaks down the four most common types, as...

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 11(6):44-51, December/January 2015.

Not all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Knowing the difference affects planning, management, and prognosis. Our primer explains the differences.

Chemo Brain: Cognitive problems after cancer treatment are not imaginary.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 10(2):20-27, April/May 2014.

Cancer patients have talked for decades about cognitive changes after chemotherapy, but acceptance of “chemo brain” within the medical community is fairly recent. Here, cancer patients and neuro-oncologists discuss what people should know about chemotherapy-related changes in the brain.

What are the current treatments for tardive dyskinesia caused by long-term use of medications?

Zesiewicz, Theresa

Neurology Now. 10(2):35, April/May 2014.

Answers to reader questions about advances in treatment for peripheral neuropathy and tardive dyskinesia.

Brain Food: Can the foods you eat enhance brain health, or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find...

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 13(3):22-35, June/July 2017.

Can the foods you eat enhance brain health or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find the answers.

Must-Have ALS Resource: A new book written by an ALS specialist and a lawyer whose mother had the disease offers practical and compassionate advice.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(3):9, June/July 2017.

Resources: A new book about living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a must-read for people with the disease and their caregivers.

Breaking Good: After the role of a lifetime, Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte is busting stereotypes about cerebral palsy and speaking out against bullying.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 11(1):22-25, February/March 2015.

Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte busts stereotypes about cerebral palsy and speaks out against bullying.

Protect Your Child's Future: Many dependent children with neurologic conditions will outlive their parents. Follow these steps today to secure your child's adult years tomorrow.

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now. 11(2):36-41, April/May 2015.

Consider these guiding principles when planning your dependent adult child's future.

Smart Choices: Follow this expert guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(1):48-53, February/March 2017.

Read our experts' guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis.

MS Manual: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis sent Vincent Spoto, 58, into a brief tailspin. Then he rallied and wrote a book to help others stay positive.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(5):54, October/November 2017.

Writing a book about his journey with multiple sclerosis helps Vincent Spoto stay positive.

You Ask. We Answer: I've delayed taking levodopa for my Parkinson's disease because I'm concerned about “off” times, periods when the drug doesn't work. Can you explain off times?

Grill, Stephen E.

Neurology Now. 12(1):27, February/March 2016.

Our expert explains “on” and “off” times of levodopa for Parkinson's.

Tough Love: Succeeding as a spousal caregiver means knowing when to ask for help, finding time for yourself, and making peace with your partner.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 12(4):10-13, August/September 2016.

Successful spousal caregivers ask for help, find time for themselves, and are at peace with their partners.

Agony and Arachnoiditis: Named after its inflammation of the brain's “spider” membrane, arachnoiditis is a rare, extremely painful condition that requires individualized treatment.

Debra, Gordon

Neurology Now. 10(5):22-29, October/November 2014.

After being diagnosed with this extremely rare and painful condition, Dawnelle Gonzalez found relief with individualized treatment.

Shining A Light: Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes she and her family made in caring for...

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(5):24-27, October/November 2016.

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes her family made in caring for her mother

Hit the Road: Traveling with a neurologic condition is not impossible. With advance planning, lots of patience, and these 10 strategies, your next trip can be fun and invigorating.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(2):17-19, April/May 2017.

Traveling with a neurologic condition isn't always easy, but these 10 tips can help make your next trip fun and invigorating.

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